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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 7, February 17, 2008, Article 35

UPDATE ON USING COINS AS TIRE GAUGE

Dick Johnson writes: "We reported here in E-Sylum how to
use a Lincoln cent as a test for tread wear on your auto's
tires (December 5, 2004). Consumer Reports updated the coin
test this week, saying to use a quarter instead.

"Consumer Report's tests show that using a penny is too stingy
and that most consumers should consider replacing their tires
when the tread reaches 1/8 inch. To quote their report: 'To
gauge tread wear, place a quarter upside down in a tire groove.
The distance from the coin's rim to George Washington's hairline
is about 1/8 inch. If you see more of his head, consider
replacing your tires.'

"Does it make a difference if you use a State Reverse quarter?"

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 LINCOLN CENT RECOMMENDED AS TIRE TREAD GAUGE
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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